Plants can provide healing in many different ways: directly through their pharmacological actions as medicinal herbs, energetically through the vibrations of flower essences and tree energies, and spiritually through the inspiration they offer. Exploring over 100 of these incredible plants - from key medicinal herbs such as St John's wort, sage and chamomile to edible healing plants such as grapes and blueberries - "The Healing Plants Bible" provides a comprehensive guide to their history of usage, therapeutic properties and healing applications. Featuring guidance on seasonal availability, advice on the use of herbal teas, tinctures and flower essences for common ailments, and including the latest research findings, this book is an essential reference guide to plants from all over the world.
Table of Contents
PART 1: WHAT ARE HEALING PLANTS?. History of the use of healing plants including herbalism, aromatherapy, homeopathy, Bach flower remedies and phytopharmacy. PART 2: HEALING AND MEDICINAL HERBS. Includes Elderflower, Echinacea, rosehip, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, rosemary and meadowsweet. PART 3: HEALING ENERGIES OF FLOWERS. Includes Bach Flower essences and Australian bush flower essences. PART 4: EDIBLE HEALING PLANTS. Includes goji berries, pomegranate, garlic, broccoli, olives, apple, raspberry. PART 5: HEALING ENERGIES OF TREES. Includes beech, hawthorn, oak, elm, eucalypt, cedar, cherry blossom, baobab. PART 6: PLANTS FOR SPIRITUAL HEALING. Includes lotus, Bodhi tree, ayahuasca, frankincense, myrrh, water lily, fly agaric mushroom. Index.
Helen Farmer-Knowles is a qualified counsellor and aromatherapist. She holds a certificate in the Science of Essential Oils and has been trained in the use of Bach flower Essences. Her current interests are in using vibrational medicine and creating natural products, as well as health and environmental research. She is the author of a number of books including Gaia's The Garden Healer. Location: Dawlish, Devon.